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Unité Mixte de Recherche Inra-Univ. Bordeaux 1 "Biodiversité Gènes et Communautés" - Biogeco

Unité mixte de recherche (Inra, Univ. Bordeaux 1)Biodiversité, gènes et communautés (Biogeco) INRA_rvb150Bordeaux1

INRA Bordeaux-Aquitaine

Site de Recherches Forêt-Bois

69 route d'Arcachon

33612 CESTAS Cedex - FRANCE

Ducousso Alexis (engineer)

Ducousso Alexis
+33 535 38 53 61, alexis.ducousso(at)inra.fr

Team of population genetics

Alexis DUCOUSSO

UMR Biodiversity from Genes et Communities
 INRA
 69 route d'Arcachon
 33612 CESTAS Cedex – France

Tel : +33 535 38 53 61

Courriel : alexis.ducousso(at)inra.fr

Education

1985 :Ph.D. Genetic and Biology of Plant Populations, University of Lille (France)

1981 :Master of Plant Biology and Physiology, University of Lille (France)

Research

My mains research relates to (i) genetic conservation and management of European white oaks and beech and genetic improvement of northern red oak and (ii) biological invasion of northern red oak.

I manage large experimental networks:

- Provenances tests of Quercus petraea (140 ha, 250.000 individuals, 4 tests)

- Progenies tests of Quercus robur and Q. petraea (17 ha, 20.000 individuals, 1 test)

- Progenies-Provenances tests ofQuercus rubra(71 ha, 140.000 individuals, 21 tests)

- Provenances tests ofFagus sylvatica(états des lieux en cours, 16 tests)

- Intensive Survey Plot of oak (8 ha, 700 individuals, 1 site)

- Intensive Survey Plot of beech (several hundred ha, 1 site)

On these tests, we have developed many co-operation on ecophysiology, tree architecture, pathology, biodiversity (galls)…

On Going Research Projects

  • ONF : agreement on genetic diversity of European white oaks, 2006-2011

Teaching

University Orléans : master ETAH

National Forest Sevice (ONF): vocational training

Selected recent publications

Scientific papers

2004 - Petit RJ, Bodenes C, Ducousso A, Roussel G et Kremer A, Hybridization as a mechanism of invasion in oaks, New Phytologist, 161 (1), 151-164.

2005 - Magni CR, Ducousso A., Caron H., Petit RJ et  Kremer A., Chloroplast DNA variation of Quercus rubra L. in North America and comparison with other Fagaceae, Mol. Ecol., 14 (2) , 513–524.

2006 - Prida A, Boulet JC, Ducousso A, Petit RJ, Nepveu G, Puech JL, Effect of species and ecological conditions on ellagitannin content in oak wood from an even-aged and mixed stand of Quercus robur L. and Quercus petraea Liebl.,  Annals of Forest Science, 63(4), 415-424.  

2007- Prida A, Ducousso A, Petit RJ, Nepveu G et Puech JL. Variation in wood volatile compounds in a mixed oak stand: strong species and spatial differentiation in whisky-lactone content. Annals of Forest Science, 64(3), 313-320

2010 - Colin F, Ducousso A et Fontaine F,. Epicormics in 13-year-oldQuercus petraea: small effect of provenance and large influence of branches and growth unit limits. Annals of Forest Science , 67( 3), 312-323.

2011 - Wortemann R., Herbette S., Sévérien Barigah T.,  Fumanal B., Alia R., Ducousso A., Gomory D., Roeckel-Drevet P. et Cochar H., Genotypic variability and phenotypic plasticity of cavitation resistance in Fagus sylvatica L. across Europe. Tree Physiology, 31, 1175–1182

2013 - Koskela J., Lefevre F., Schueler S., Kraigher H., Olrik D.C., Hubert J., Longauer R., Bozzano M., Yrjana L., Alizoti P., Rotach P., Vietto L., Bordacs S., Myking T., Eysteinsson T., Souvannavong O., Fady B., De Cuyper B., Heinze B., von Wuhlisch G., Ducousso A., Ditlevsen B. Translating conservation genetics into management: Pan-European minimum requirements for dynamic conservation units of forest tree genetic diversity. Biological Conservation, 157, 39–49

2013 - Petit R.J., Carlson J., Curtu A.L., Loustau M.L., Plomion C., Gonzalez-Rodrıguez A., Sork V. et Ducousso A.Fagaceaetrees as models to integrate ecology, evolution and genomics. New Phytologist, 197, 369–371.

2013 - De Lafontaine G., Ducousso A., Lefevre S. et Petit R., 2013. Stronger spatial genetic structure in recolonized areas than in refugia in European beech. Mol. Ecol., 22 (17)   4397-4412

2014 - de Lafontaine G., Amasifuen Guerra C.A., Ducousso A. et Petit R.., Cryptic no more: soil macrofossils uncover Pleistocene forest microrefugia within a periglacial desert. New Phytologist, sous presse.

2014- Lagache L., Klein E., Ducousso A. et Petit R., Distinct male reproductive strategies in two closely related oak species. Mol. Ecol., sous presse.

Scientific popularization:

2004- Ducousso A., Louvet JM, Faucher M., Legroux P., Jarret P. et Kremer A.  Un exemple de révision des régions de provenances et des peuplements classés :  le cas des chênes pédonculé et sessile., Rendez Vous Techniques de l’ONF, H.S. 1, 34-42.

2004- DUCOUSSO, A., Il faut sauver le hêtre du Ciron, Sud Ouest Nature, 126, 7.

2005 - DUCOUSSO A. et BORDACS S. ; Technical guidelines for genetic conservation and use for pedunculate and sessile oaks (Quercus robur and Q. petraea). International Plant Genetic Resources Insitute, Rome, Italy, 6 p.

2005- Ducousso, A. , Catry, B. et Crépin, F. La gestion sylvo-cynégétique : I. Le comportement du chevreuil et ses conséquences sur les dégâts. Forêt Entreprise, (161) : 44-48.

2005- Ducousso, A., Catry, B. et Crépin, F. Aménagement forestier favorable au chevreuil. Forêt Entreprise, 163, 55-59.

2005 - Ducousso A. et Déqué M. ;  Les changements climatiques : Introduction. Forêt-Entreprise, 162, 15-19.

2006- Ducousso, A., Dynamique de la végétation forestière : un aperçu de la complexité des interactions dans un écosystème, Sud Ouest Nature, (132) : 16-20.

2006 - Crépin F., Ducousso A. et Catry B., Gestion cynégétique du chevreuil, Forêt Entreprise, 167, 58-60.

2006 - Picot, D., Bideau, E. ; Hamard, J.P. ; Calatayud, F. ; Ducousso, A. ; Ballon, P., Impact du frottis de chevreuil sur le Chêne sessile : premiers enseignements d’une expérimentation. Rev. For. Fran.,  58 (6), 521-530

2009 - Martin S., Ducousso A. et  Valadon A., Conserver les ressources génétiques du chêne sessile en France : pourquoi, comment ? RDV techniques ONF, 23-24, 64-71.

2009 - Verger S., Ducousso A., Conserver les ressources génétiques du chêne sessile en France: pourquoi, comment? RenDez-Vous Techniques, 23/24,   pp 55-63.

2010 - Ducousso A. et Verger S., Une grande lacune des programmes de protection de la biodiversité : les ressources génétiques, un exemple : le chêne sessile. Courrier scientifique du Parc naturel régional du Luberon,  9,  28-37.

2010 - Ducousso A., Bordacs S., Kraigher H., Bogovic M. et Westergren M., Technical guidelines for the conservation and utilization of genetic resources pedunculate and sessile oaks (Quercus robur/Quercus petraea). Gozdarski Vestnik, 68(3), pp 159-174.

2010 - Timbal J. et Ducousso A., Le hêtre (Fagus sylvatica L.) dans les Landes de Gascogne et à leur périphérie, Bull. Soc. Linn., 145, 38(2), pp 127-137.

2010 - Ducousso A., Les ressources génétiques des arbres face aux changements climatiques : les différentes réponses. RDV techniques, H.S. 5,. 66-72.

2010 - Ducousso A., European beech (Fagus sylvatica L.) in France. Communicationes Instituli Forestalis  Bohemica, 25, 91-97.

2011 - Ducousso A. and Bordacs S., Fiche technique d’EUFORGEN pour la conserva­tion génétique et l'utilisation des chênes sessile et pédonculé (Quercus robur / Quercus petraea). Ducousso, A. et E. Collin, tra­ducteurs. Bioversity International, Rome, Italie, et Min. Agriculture, Paris, France. 6 pages.

2012 - Ducousso A. Le climat change les espèces migrent. Forêt de France, 550,32-34

2012 - Ducousso A., Barbedienne Ph, Corcket E., Guinberteau J., Delafontaine G., Lefevre S. et Timbal J., Les hêtres dans le Sud-Ouest de la France. Sud Ouest Nature, 154, 11-13.

2013 - de Lafontaine G.,  Amasifuen Guerra C.A. et Ducousso A., L’anthracothèque de Bordeaux: une collection de référence pour l’identification taxomomique des charbons de bois provenant des Landes de Gascogne et leur périphérie. Bull. Soc. Linn. Bordeaux, 148(41(2)), 241-248.

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